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Bioinformatics technician

Pubblication: 01.08.2023
Expiry date: —

The Italian Institute for Genomic Medicine (IIGM) is looking for a highly motivated Bioinformatics technician in the Genomic Unit to support data analysis of genomic, epigenetic, and transcriptomic research projects. The unit will also be involved in the analysis of data generated by external collaborators and publicly available data when required. The Unit will benefit from a cutting-edge High-Performance Computing and Data Storage infrastructure, and from close interaction with an expert community of bioinformaticians.


The post will be responsible for developing and maintaining state-of-the-art bioinformatics workflows for omics data. A key mission will be to ensure the delivery of computational analyses for large-scale national and international projects. He/She will also be expected to contribute to the development of new methods and the rapid standardization/implementation of new computational approaches for emerging technologies. Reproducibility and robustness of bioinformatics analyses, using standardised and modular workflows, will be at the core of this role. The post will also maintain and develop internal relational databases of data generated by the Unit.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

The Bioinformatics Technician in Genomic Unit will:
• Operate and maintain the bioinformatics analysis infrastructure;
• Implement and run reproducible and robust computational genomics workflows and
• Implement and run workflows to ensure quality control and visualization tools for fast
data assessment;
• Integrate computational genomics workflows with sample tracking infrastructure;
• Contribute to collection and evaluation and quality control of genomic datasets;
• Contribute to, and implement strategies for publicly sharing of genomics data and
project results generated at IIGM;
• Work closely with biologists of the Unit to organize samples’ metadata and process
newly generated data
• Constantly optimise computational workflows and maximise cost-effectiveness;
• Closely follow technological developments that could benefit the Genomic Unit.


• Master’s degree in a relevant subject (e.g., physics, computational biology, computer
science, bioinformatics, bioengineering or in a related field of the life sciences). Ph.D.is a significant plus.
• Knowledge of programming languages as R, bash, python
• Prior experience in working with NGS, particularly in single-cell and long-read
sequencing is a significant plus.
• Experience in standardised and modular bioinformatics workflows.
• Fluency in English.
• Proven communication and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to present the results in written/oral form.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team.
• Ability to build trust through operating with transparency and creating an open and
positive environment.


To apply for this position please submit a cover letter in English, describing research experience and motivation, CV in English, and contact information of 2/3 references to: info@iigm.it
The position is available immediately. Salary based on experience.

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